Congress in Madhya Pradesh is facing a crisis as Sonia Gandhi has referred the issue of public spat in the organisation to the party's Central Disciplinary, sources said. Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's minister Umang Singhar had made a statement against senior Congress leader and former CM Digvijay Singh on Monday. Minister Umang Singhar had alleged that Congress Leader Digvijaya Singh is running the government behind the scenes. He also said that this simply means that they are not even letting Chief Minister Kamal Nath run the government.
"The 45-year old MLA was attending an even in Dhar when he made the statement. All I can say about honourable Digvijaya Singh is that he is running the government from behind the curtains. Everyone, including the people of Madhya Pradesh as well as Congress workers, know this. There is no need for him to write letters to ministers for getting various works done when he’s actually running the government," Singhar said.
In a two-page letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, the forest minister had alleged that Digvijaya Singh is trying to be the power centre in the MP government and will destablize it. He has now claimed that the leader is blackmailing the ministers. Singhar is an MLA and the nephew of former deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Jamuna Devi. He had made the remark saying the Digvijaya Singh was blackmailing others in the party.
Giving a new twist to the ongoing infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress, party veteran Digvijaya Singh on Friday sought to link it to his allegations associating BJP and Bajrang Dal leaders with Pakistans spy agency ISI. Digvijaya Singh said the allegations levelled against him by party colleague and Forest Minister Umang Singhar would be looked into by AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who is also the MPCC head. In his first public comments after Singhar's allegations, the former chief minister said his fight is against the ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi. The 72-year-old Congress veteran denied suggestions that he was acting like a "super CM" and said Nath was strong enough to handle his responsibilities.